Apr 04 AT 2:59 PM Dustin Earley 12 Comments

HTC First to launch on AT&T April 12 for $99

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Alongside the announcement of Facebook’s Android replacement launcher, Facebook Home, we got our first official look at the device that will run it right out of the box: the HTC First. Available April 12 (just over a week away now) for $99 on contract, the HTC First is an LTE-enabled AT&T device with modest specs and a minimal design.

Coming in black, white, red and light blue, the First features a blank body with nothing but a camera on both sides and three capacitive buttons on its face. Under the hood you’ll find a Snapdragon 400 chip powering a 4.3-inch display, with Android 4.1 running underneath Home.

Nothing about the hardware is particularly impressive. Early hands on reports say things like, “It looks and feels every inch a $99.99 phone,” but the HTC First is all about the software. Exactly how much different Facebook Home will be on the First as opposed to other phones remains to be seen. We know there will be deeper notification integration, and we’re guessing more will be added as time goes on.

Those of you looking to pre-order HTC First can do so now. Off contract, the First will be $450.

Source: AT&T

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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